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Acta Chir Plast. 2005;47(4):107-11.

Degloving injury--the use of a combination of free fasciocutaneous sensitive flap and pedicle flaps for reconstruction.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Královské Vinohrady, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.


The authors present a case report of reconstruction after a degloving injury to hand by a combination of microsurgery and standard pedicle flaps. Degloving injury high on the hand was solved by free sensitive fasciocutaneous flap transfer from the radial forearm (Chinese flap), which covered the defect in the palm, while finger defects were covered by pedicle flaps from the abdomen. Dorsum of the hand was treated with a mesh skin graft. The authors also describe techniques of treatment and the relevant results prior to the time of microsurgery and compare them to the possibilities offered by microsurgery today, and they include comprehensive illustrations.

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